Biography

Tenor Christopher Longo was praised for his performance as the Chevalier de la Force, in The Dialogues of the Carmelites.  His "unperturbed purity of tone, and precise pitch placement sharpened a strong dramatic presence.” (Democrat & Chronicle) 

In the 2022-23 season, Christopher Longo will sing an Opera Gala in the Czech Republic with Opernfest Prague. In October he debuted the role of Ferrando in the cover run of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at St. Petersburg Opera. Most recently, Christopher performed the Prince in Opera Steamboat's cover concert of Rusalka with orchestra.  In the 2018-19 season, Longo originated the role of the Fisherman in Opera Tampa's world-premiere of Anton Coppola’s Lady Swanwhite.  He debuted with the company in 2018 as the Defendant in Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial By Jury

 

Earlier that year, Christopher made his company debut as Alfredo in St Petersburg Opera's cover matinee performance of Verdi's La Traviata.  In 2017, he was an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera.  He was invited back the following season to cover Giuseppe in La Traviata .  He made his Central City Opera debut as Alfredo in La Traviata as a member of the prestigious Bonfils-Stanton Apprentice Artist Training Program in 2015. 

 

Christopher holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from the Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. 

 

Other operatic credits include George in Rorem’s Our Town, Padre in Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha, Frederick in G&S's Pirates of Penzance, Herr Vogelsang in Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor, Orphée in Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers, Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Les Fils in Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias, and Bardolfo in Verdi's Falstaff.